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government will pay. >> president obama believe there is must be accountability for those who would eyes the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: president obama kept to his schedule awarding a medal of honor and every indication says he'll order u.s. military action against sear you. options are sending in u.s. fighters or yierzing cruise missiles or both. u.n. inspectors in syria were shot at but finally allowed to the scenes of the two suspected chemical weapons attacks. experts worry so much time has passed any tests might be inconclusive. but some kind of military action seems sure to be ordered by the commander-in-chief. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> nbc news will have team coverage of the situation in syria including reports from the region and political pressure facing president obama here at 5:30. >> i'm maryann favreau where investigators warn you not to fall for scam artists warning to look for poisonous snakes. >> ladies and gentlemen, take the time to learn about the invisible wounds of war. >> a soldier with
a dream" speech. president obama spoke on that same spot. live at the lincoln memorial. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening. organizers say 100,000 people came here to washington today, most including president obama believe we have come a long way in our nation. it is still divided by race but nowhere near as badly as we were when dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his speech here in washington in 1963. 50 years later marching in washington again was ducky burris. less emotional this time. >> now i'm 77. >> reporter: is it because things are better now? >> things are better in some areas. >> reporter: half a century later on this day as the crowd gathered in the rain at the lincoln memorial only 54% of americans believe the dream has been achieved. only 21% of african-americans do. congressman john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from '63. >> 50 years later we can ride anywhere we want to ride, we can say what we want to say. those lines that say whites and colored are gone. >> reporter: all eyes were on america's first black president. barack obama did not descend
foreign troops leave afghanistan at the end of next year. president obama went to orlando today to address the national convention of disable d veteran and to begin his vacation with his family. brian mooar has more. >> reporter: before leaving on vacation president obama promised to do more work for america's disabled veterans. and he pledged those who sacrificed for this country won't lose their benefits despite washington's budget cuts. >> i believe this work is more important than ever. because this time of war that we've been in is coming to an end. >> the president hopes to have america back on a peace time footing in a year and a half. but his friday news conference showed he's fighting on a lot of political fronts. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. >> he's trying to calm the controversy over nsa surveillance. he's still battling members of congress over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> reporter: in martha's vineyard, president obama looking for a break fro
to create bipartisan support for president obama. lawmakers support the president's decision to cancel an upcoming meeting after russia granted asylum to edward snowden. the president's move sends a stern message of disapproval. president obama will still attend the g-20 summit. >>> in health matters news you can use. a small study of older adults without dementia suggest chocolate could help keep brains sharp as they age. blood flow to the brain is key to memory. researchers at harvard medical school had 60 adults drink two cups of hot chocolate every day for a month. participants experienced increased blood flow. >>> only four percent of women deliver on their due date. even when researchers know the exact day an embryo implants in the wound. they found hormones could indicate an early delivery while older women tended to deliver later than average. the study published today in the journal found the average time from ovulation to birth is 238 days. >>> another study shows women who live in urban areas face an increased risk for post partum depression. researchers in canada found thos
school football this weekend because of the poor air quality. >>> still no decision from president obama on what action he wants to take against syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. if he does take any action, he may have to do it alone. just a couple of hours ago the british parliament went against prime minister david cam money and rejected any military intervention in syria. in the u.s., democrats and republicans also hesitant about an attack on the syrian ren jet stream. they are demanding a vote first. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is in washington with the latest developments. >> reporter: america is divided. in raleigh, north carolina, calls for a military strike on syria. but the opposite view in charlotte. >> we should keep our nose out of other people's business and let them deal with it on their own. >> reporter: president obama warned last night on pbs that americans are in danger from what he charges the syrian government used. >> chemical weapons. they can have devastating effects. could be directed at us. >> reporter: today his top aides are presenting proof to
obama is asking americans for support as he moves closer to taking action against syria. today his administration bluntly accused bashar al assad's regime of releasing chemical weapons on his own people. we have the details. also, reaction from the syrian community here in the bay area, marianne. >> jessica, president obama says he won't send troops into syria. today i talked with the president of the syrian american council here in the bay area. he says his group, which has 400 members, is not asking for american soldiers to respond to syria but he is hoping the u.s. will take swift action to stop what he called the syrian president's rein of terror. >> reporter: what led up to the tragic deaths of more than 1400 people in syria. today secretary of state john kerry revealed unclassified intelligence indicating the syrian regime prepared for last week's chemical attacks for days. >> this is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. this is what assad did to his own people. >> reporter: president obama said today he is considering a limited strike. >> in no event
, president obama welcomed the 19 72 super bowl champions. led by don shula went 17-0. it wasn't common practice back then for sports teams to be honored so the dolphins today spent the day with president obama instead of president nixon. >>> back with tivo's next big thing! [ male announcer ] at sizzler... it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler! >>> let's go way back in time. when it launched in 1999 it started a revolution and didn't have much competition. >>> tee have is still a fixture but the silicon valley company is facing a lot of competition. scott spent time at tivo headquarters as the company rolled out its latest way to help you watch tv. >> the stakes are high for tivo because larger tech companies like apple and google not to mention cable companies are also trying to secure a spot in your living room. today tivo rolled out its latest box calling this "roam you." will it be a love stow for consumers or a tragedy if people decide not to buy. we demoed roam you. it does more than previous ti
on syria could happen any they now. steve handelsman has the latest. >> reporter: president obama worked the phones lining up allies. britain sound on board. >> it's about chemical weapons. the use is wrong. >> reporter: the french say they're ready, investigators have not finished their work in syrian fwhieshds where hundreds of civilians died. president obama no longer questions if chemical weapons were used or by whom. >> it is not around the can of whether or not the syrian regime is responsible the question is what is the appropriate response. >> reporter: the reported planned response is three days of strikes by creuise missiles. >> we can degreat the missile capability, their iesh capability. >> reporter: four u.s. destroyers are ready in the mediterranean. they're based in norfolk whose congressman is upset. >> i believe it's unconstitutional. >> they demand president obama call a joint session of congress but fears he won't. >> this is not right. it's not a democratic issue or off republican issue. >> reporter: the white house says it's consulting congressional leaders. meanwhil
. >> it was the first video for the song "every body" sung by jordin sparks. michelle obama doesn't sing on the free album but got big names like sparks, ashanti and dmc to contribute their talents. it's part of her let's move campaign which she launched three years ago. >> got a good beat. >> yeah. >> sounds good. >> thank you very much. that's going to do it for us tonight. >> thanks for joining us. nightly news is coming up next. we'll see you at 6:00. >> bye bye. >>> on the b >>> on the broadcast tonight, up in the air. the feds ground a mega merger between two airline giants, warning about higher fares and fees and fewer choices. tonight, what it really means for everyone who flies. >>> what lies beneath. a nightmare for thousands of homeowners living on top of sinkholes. tonight, a rare look deep down, where all those problems begin. >>> paying the price for obama care. designed to provide health care for all, but some businesses are cutting back to avoid the costs, doing some american workers more harm than good. >>> and the baby boom. for a lot of couples who have struggled to have a child,
it to the illinois bar. >>> edward snowden has asylum in russia for a year, angering the obama administration. russia issued snowden a refugee passport today. the white house is suggesting it might bow out of a planned summit with russia's president. snowden who admits leaking details about nsa programs is wanted in the united states to face espionage charges. no word on where he is tonight. his attorney says his location will be kept secret for security reasons. the temporary asylum can be extended indefinitely. >>> perfect controversy. sales of "rolling stone's" magazine with the alleged boston bomber doubled over last year. the magazine featuring dzhokhar tsarnaev was boy cocotted by stores, but the magazine has doubled its sales from a year previous. the boston bomber killed two people on the initial day and another officer later. more than 260 were also injured, including a 12-year-old boy. >>> the clock stuck 12:01 this morning and gay marriage became legal in two more states, minnesota and rhode island. they're the 12th and 13th u.s. states to recognize same-sex marriages. in minnesota, you se
, an all-out war as an unpredictable wildfire spreads. >>> forcing his hand, president obama makes changes to america's once-secret surveillance program after a explosive disclosure by a man he once dismissed as a hacker. >>> desperate hours, the feds make a big discovery in the frantic search for a missing girl. tonight the manhunt closing in on a suspected killer. >>> and making a difference. wounded veterans on an underwater mission to heal the planet and themselves. "nightly news" begins now.
and suffering. >> reporter: president obama kept informed on vacation but so far has not pulled u.s. aid. >> and our days for being able to influence egyptian politics one way or the other have long gone. >> reporter: like the stability of the world's largest arab nation, once a reliable u.s. ally. >>> the principal who devoted himself to helping rebuild columbine high has decided to retire. principal announced this is his last year at the school acknowledging that it has been an emotional decision for him. after the deadly shooting he stayed on the job because he promised the then-ninth grade class he would remain tew their graduation. the class graduated in 2012. they were kindergarteners at the time of the shooting. >> we had to redefine what normal is. people feel after a horrific event you wake up and everything is back to where it was. it is never going to be. that doesn't mean you give up hope. >> he says he knows columbine will also be associated with the mass shooting. he says schools are now safer and public awareness is much higher. >>> the big change at the pentagon where pla
friendship? >> president obama condemned the violence this past week. many in washington worry that the military will force the muslim brotherhood under ground. >> even though they started this, we can't support what the military is doing in response. >> the bay area dozens of people gathered to protest that military rally. they're against the coup and saying hundreds of innocent are dieing. >> the thing from yesterday, and that was the call for this day, is to stand up for humanity. people have been dieing. >> according to independent news reports, more than 850 people dies just since last wednesday in protests with the military. >> the chp needs your help tonight. a fatal collision happened last night in san jose. sheryl herd is rival with more for us. >> reporter: police say they really need your help on this because they have very little to go on. they're looking for a ford pick up, and they say it's in connection with a fatal crash. it happened at 8:45 last night. one person told her neighbor she heard something, and the next thing she knew there was a man dead on the grou
resources and guidance for how to address the problem. >> michelle obama also helped the cause. despite the encouraging ruls, one in eight preschoolers is obese. >> president george w. bush is at a texas hospital this evening after undergoing heart surgery. doctors discovered a blockage in one of his arteries during a routine checkup yesterday. this morning, surgeons placed a extent to open up the blockage. the former president is in high spirits. .nearly half a million people in the u.s. have this procedure done each year. >> we wish him the best of health. now our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. jeff likes to combine two months. maybe this is augember. >> october. >> yes. >> that was a classic thing last year. combining the months. i kind of gave it a break. we'll bring it back. let's get a look at the doppler radar. you can see we are looking at weather we shouldn't have this time of year happening. definitely more reminiscent of late spring, also early fall. we have a few rogue showers across lake tahoe producing lightning strikes on the way towards reno. and also these light show
: as president obama has spoken out against the law twice, saying it's offensive, it violates basic more or less, but he said a boycott would only hurt athletes. >> i want to just make very clear right now, i do not think it's appropriate to boycott the olympics. we've got a bunch of americans out there who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed. >> reporter: the international olympic committee has said the olympics games coming up need to be free of discrimination for everybody. they said russia has reassured them that the law would not affect athletes or attend yees, but they said everybody's going to have to obey russian laws. now the ioc is asking russia for more clarification. back to you. >> thanks so much, michelle. >>> a controversial police policy that didn't get off the ground in san francisco is unconstitutional. a federal judge made that ruling today with the new york police department stop-and-frisk policy, saying it violates the fourth amendment. the judge found the policy illegally singled out a large number of blacks and hispanics. the judge said she's no
obama has canceled joint military exercises with egypt scheduled for next month. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully. >> no sign of things getting better. today the egyptian military said it will use deadly force to protect churches and government buildings. the united nations security council also held an emergency meeting today to discuss this crisis. >>> well, that violence in egypt is taking a toll on families right here in the bay area. several have lost loved ones in just the past few weeks. nbc bay area's marianne pfaffo talked to a man. >> he says his brother-in-law was shot to death in egypt yesterday. he says his commitment to democracy cost him his life. for weeks as the violence in egypt escalated so did ahmed regab's fear for his brother-in-law's safety pf he knew he was in rabah square protesting. >> he couldn't settle for having his vote stolen away in the way it happened on july 3rd. >> reporter: ahmed lives in santa clara. yesterday he said his worst fea
. another marching ceremony will take place and president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial. >>> three days before his historic march on washington, back in 1963, dr. martin luther king jr. appeared on nbc's "meet the press." >> i don't think our society h rise to its full maturity until we come to see that men are made to live together as brothers and that we can have again win intergroup and interpersonal living and still be in the kind of society which we all long to achieve. >> this sunday, 50 years after that interview, nbc will air a special edition of "meet the press" "remembering the dream." i spoke. moderator david gregory about the special and he says it's a look back and a look forward. >> it is referencing and seeing this appearance on "meet the press" and then 50 years later talking about what the american dream means now. not just in terms of civil rights and equality for african-americans, but for all americans since the american dream and the promise of the country. that's what i think the resonance is about and understanding the extent to which amer
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